The official Amazon Prime Day 2022 sale is here! The two-day deals bonanza runs from 12-13 July, with shedloads of deals for Prime members (or those taking advantage of the free trial), on everything from phones and laptops, to headphones, fans, mattresses and more.
The T3 team is working hard to bring you the top bargains worth investing in (our roundup of the best Prime Day deals to help you navigate the best offers without too much stress). But as well as finding the best prices for you guys, we also usually end up shopping for ourselves. Want an insider look at what the T3 team are splashing their cash on? From Philips Hue smart bulbs to the latest video games, here’s what T3 had on their wish-lists for the Prime Day 2022 sale (as well as an update, now the big day is here, whether their patience has been rewarded with a sweet Prime deal or not).
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Mat Gallagher, Editor-in-Chief:
Having just had to ditch the majority of my 110V electronics when moving back to the UK, I'm planning a serious restock this Prime Day. I think my saddest realisation was that even my US Philips Hue bulbs wouldn't work back in Blighty. Aside from practical replacements like a new hair dryer, vacuum, kettle and toaster, I'm really hoping for some discount on Sonos products. I really want a set of Sonos One speakers for my office to link up with my Sonos 5 in the living room but have been holding off for nearly a year now. If there's a price drop on these, or the Sonos Beam soundbar, I don't think I'll be able to hold off any longer.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Not yet. Sorry Mat, but you're out of luck. It's time to either shell out or take a gamble on Black Friday getting you that price drop you're after.
Rob Jones, Deputy Editor:
Not wanting to sound like the Brain in the 1990's children's cartoon show Pinky and the Brain, but when asked what I'm going to do on Amazon Prime Day this year I'll respond with, "the same thing I do every Prime Day, try to pick up Philips Hue smart lighting deals!" I'm massively into the Philips Hue ecosystem and have colour-changing Hue lights in most rooms of my house, along with accessories like switches and wake-up lights. However, Hue's range is so impressive that there's always something else I can add to my setup, from lightstrips to outdoor spotlights, so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for Prime Day discounts. The omens look good, too, as Hue products have been discontinued during every Prime Day for the past 3 years.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Of course there is! Rob knows what he's doing. There are price drops across the range, with some bulbs up to 65% off. Check out all the bargains here.
Mike Lowe, Tech Editor:
I keep on saying I'm going to do it – and now is the time. I'm talking, of course, about expanding my PlayStation 5's SSD. My choice of card? The WD Black SN850 1TB. Firstly, because it's got a built-in heat sync, which you'll need for this task. Secondly, because it betters PlayStation's minimum 5,500MB/s requirement (by quite a margin, at 7000MB/s), ensuring games will run super smooth when loading. Thirdly, because I really don't want to be deleting games anymore – and knowing I've got the extra space to play with should encourage me to download even more titles. Doesn't hurt that the card is also on offer, at better than half price, making this upgrade all the more appealing.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Yes! Hooray! The WD Black SN850 1TB just got a whopping 61% discount for Prime subscribers, taking it down under £100. That's the cheapest we've ever seen it. Hop on that nerdy deal, Mike. (In the US it's also discounted, but only by 24%.)
Duncan Bell, Lifestyle Editor:
I haven't upgraded my TV for over two years. Tragic I know, right? Since my LG OLED has developed some inexplicable issues with its electrics, possibly related to HDMI, I will be looking at THE classic dad TV instead of an LG. ie: a Panasonic. The Japanese TVs-to-blenders-to-beard trimmers brand always serves up great image and build quality, in my experience. I got one of their last ever plasmas, and it still attracts envious glances from gentlemen visitors of a certain age, when they see it in the spare room, propped up on a pile of boxes. Basically my plan is to buy whatever their most expensive telly was from last year that happens to be on sale – a strategy I recommend to everyone. A 65-inch JZ2000 or JZ1500. Panasonic's efforts to create a sustainable smart TV platform by all accounts remain laughable, but I can always plug in a Fire TV or Apple TV box.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Depends exactly what Duncan has in mind, but there are a bunch of Prime Day TV deals that might help our Lifestyle Editor finally make that upgrade.
Ruth Hamilton, Outdoor & Wellness Editor:
I'm training for a half marathon at the moment, and have my eye on a pair of Shokz OpenRun Pro Headphones this Prime Day. Given that my motivation levels are such that if I don't have some kind of auditory distraction I will just slowly grind to a halt, I’m in need of some race-approved headphones. The Shokz OpenRun Pro seem like an excellent choice, but they're pretty pricey at RRP, so I have my fingers crossed they'll get a sweet Prime Day discount. If you're not familiar, bone conduction headphones use vibrations to transmit sounds through your skull, leaving your ears completely clear so you're much more aware of your surroundings. That means you can get in a groove with some tunes or zone out with a podcast, without worrying about inadvertently jogging into the path of a passing car.
Is there a Prime Day deal? There is not. If Ruth wants a bargain, she'll have to make do with the Original OpenRun headphones, which have 20% off in the UK (provided you can locate a really quite well hidden Voucher checkbox). Shoppers in the US do have an official Prime deal – there's 31% off for subscribers. There are also a lot of really good Prime Day headphone and earbud deals, but none that'll let you keep an ear out for passing trucks or irate race marshals.
Matt Kollat, Fitness Editor:
Amazon is generally terrible when it comes to fitness equipment unless you want to buy gear from brands you've never heard of, hence why I will keep a keen eye on fitness tracker, running watch and running headphones deals instead. The Fitbit Charge 5 is already 30% cheaper at Amazon, which looks like a winner, not to mention this Garmin fenix 6 Pro deal for only £309. As for wireless buds, this Amazfit PowerBuds offer is brilliant; it's also under £60, definitely in the impulse buy category.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Yep! Congrats, Matt K! That Fitbit Charge 5 just got even cheaper (it's now under £100, with 45% off) and the Garmin fenix 6 Pro has dropped to £305 for Prime subscribers, too. What a bargain. The Amazfit PowerBuds are still under £60.
Spencer Hart, Style & Travel Editor:
I'm expecting a baby in October, so this Prime Day I'll be shopping for cut-price baby essentials like baby wipes, nappies, bottles, gentle washing detergent and anything else that I find that could be vaguely useful. Of course, the shopping won't stop at larder-filling essentials (although they're often the best deals). I also need things like a baby monitor to keep an eye on the little one, as well as toys, books, bottles, and dummies. Yes, gone are the days when Prime Day shopping was just an excuse for self-indulgence – now I've actually got some responsibility.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Absolutely. Spencer can stock up on baby essentials like this bumper bundle of WaterWipes for 20% off, or Sudocrem for 30% off. Incoming baby Hart might also appreciate this this glowing egg / nursery thermometer from Tommee Tippee with 44% off, or suction cup blackout blind for less than half price. Not the kind of content you expect from T3? Don't worry, we'll be weaning the new arrival onto electric scooters and smart speakers as soon as possible.
Troy Fleming, Deals Editor (US):
Usually during Prime Day, I tend to look towards deals around electronics and other tech. This year, however, I decided to go for something that would help feed my creative side a bit more. I've been looking for a good leather working tool set to get started in the hobby, and this Plantational Professional Leather Craft Starter Kit has caught my eye. For the price, it's hard to beat and features just about everything I'm looking for to get started on making some fine leatherwork!
Is there a Prime Day deal? Affirmative. Troy can pick up his leather craft kit with a massive 40% off today. Quite a niche pick, but there we are. If you too fancy sewing a bit of leather, now's a good time to get kitted out.
Yasmine Crossland, Reviews Writer:
You can find some incredible deals on all sorts of stuff when Amazon Prime Day comes around, but it's inevitably Amazon's own devices that see the most worthwhile price drops. That’s why I've waited until now to pick up an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. For a good few months, I've been relying on the streaming apps that came pre-loaded on my bedroom TV and frankly, I've had enough of the jumbled-up, hard-to-navigate TV OS. A new streaming stick will put an end to that frustration. Whilst I'm at it, I'll probably pick up a case for my Kindle as well so I can take it away this summer without having to worry about it being knocked about in my bag.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Well duh. Everyone knows all the Amazon devices get a big old price drop over Prime Day. If you want any of these gadgets, they won't get cheaper than they are today.
Matthew Forde, Staff Writer:
This Amazon Prime Day, I intend to do what I always do: try and get some of the latest, greatest video games at a cheaper price. Like everyone, my backlog of games is huge – that never stops me from investing in more, though. Do I have a problem? Maybe! In the meantime, I intend to make international assassinations in Hitman 3 on PlayStation 5 and maybe even prepare for my half marathon later this year with the help of Ring Fit Adventure on Nintendo Switch. Speaking of which, I'll be after a pair of wireless earphones for running on the go.
Is there a Prime Day deal? You betcha! Hitman III for PS5 is down 33% to £19.99 for Prime subscribers and there's 21% off Ring Fit Adventure too. If Matt fancies getting his groove on, he can even bundle the Ring Fit Adventure with Just Dance 2022 and get 32% off. But we're getting a bit off-piste here, because neither of those are Prime Day deals.
Beth Girdler-Maslen, Deals Writer:
While I’m planning on moving into a house at some point in the near future, I’m still living in a one-bed flat so the amount of space I have is limited! That being said, a few of my household appliances could do with a refresh, so I’ve got my eye on a new kettle and toaster set from Morphy Richards. I’ve also been getting back into running this year and would love to treat myself to a new fitness tracker, ideally the Fitbit Versa 2 which is on offer now at 60% off. And, as I always do in the sales, I’ll be looking for some cheap book deals, including hardcover releases and e-books for my Kindle.
Is there a Prime Day deal? Great news! That Fitbit Versa 2 is even cheaper for Prime Day, with 63% off right now. Looks like Beth has missed the boat for that kettle/toaster combo (although there are still plenty of Prime offers on Morphy Richards kitchen appliances). There are lots of book deals to get stuck into too.